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New Nonprofits Boot Camp: Using Legal and Tax Best Practices to Propel Results and Fulfill Your Mission (Webinar)

Apr 5, 2018, 11am-12pm


This webinar – specifically designed for new nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations – will provide participants with a “holistic” view of the legal and tax best practices that lie at the heart of strong nonprofit performance.

With a special focus on developing habits of governance, financial management, and program planning, the presenters will assist participants in identifying the monthly, quarterly, and yearly legal and tax practices that support positive operating results and engaged boards. This training will also explore key issues that new exempt organizations face when preparing the Form 990 tax return. From advocacy efforts to grantmaking activities to managing contributions, participants will reverse-engineer the Form 990 into a series of legal and tax milestones that can be implemented to support sustainable and strong operating results over time.

This Webinar Will Cover:

  • Which Form 990 to file
  • Essential features of the Form 990
  • Basic governance policies and best practices drawn from the Form 990
  • Key disclosure requirements of the Form 990

Who Should Attend: Executive + Financial Managers, Board members 

About the Presenters:
Ari Solotoff, Esq. – Bernstein Shur
Ari Solotoff is a Business Law Associate Attorney at Bernstein Shur. Having provided more than a decade of executive leadership in the performing arts, Ari offers a nuanced appreciation for the many legal and business issues that face nonprofits. With this unique perspective, Ari focuses his practice on tax-exempt organizations, including 501(c)(3) public charities and private foundations, 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, and 501(c)(6) business associations.  With a particular emphasis on nonprofit governance and the full life-cycle of tax-exempt status – from formations to mergers to dissolution – Ari has advised numerous large and small exempt organizations throughout the State of Maine. Ari is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Maine School of Law.

Nicholas Porto, CPA, MSA – Baker Newman Noyes
Nick is a senior manager in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes specializing in tax-exempt organization compliance services for public charities and private foundations of all sizes throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. Areas of extensive focus include Form 990, 990-PF, 990-T, related state and federal returns, hospital and healthcare compliance with 501(r), private non-operating foundation concerns and new regulations related to 509(a)(3) supporting organizations. He also has significant experience resolving IRS and State notices for the benefit of tax-exempt clients. 


  • Members: $30
  • Non-members: $50
To register yourself: Use the link below. 
To register someone else or a group: Please email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org 

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